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Mathematics
Higher level
Paper 3 – statistics and probability
Friday 18 November 2016 (morning)
1 hour
Instructions to candidates
yyDo not open this examination paper until instructed to do so.
yyUnless otherwise stated in the question, all numerical answers should be given exactly or
correct to three significant figures.
yyA graphic display calculator is required for this paper.
yyA clean copy of the mathematics HL and further mathematics HL formula booklet is
required for this paper.
yyThe maximum mark for this examination paper is [60 marks].
4 pages
8816 – 7210
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Please start each question on a new page. Full marks are not necessarily awarded for a correct answer
with no working. Answers must be supported by working and/or explanations. In particular, solutions
found from a graphic display calculator should be supported by suitable working. For example, if
graphs are used to find a solution, you should sketch these as part of your answer. Where an answer
is incorrect, some marks may be given for a correct method, provided this is shown by written working.
You are therefore advised to show all working.
1.
[Maximum mark: 17]
In this question you may assume that these data are a random sample from a bivariate
normal distribution, with population product moment correlation coefficient ρ .
Richard wishes to do some research on two types of exams which are taken by a large
number of students. He takes a random sample of the results of 10 students, which are
shown in the following table.
Student
Exam 1
Exam 2
(a)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
51
52
70
64
10
8
22
25
99
90
33
43
45
50
8
50
65
70
82
50
For these data find the product moment correlation coefficient, r .
[2]
Using these data, it is decided to test, at the 1 % level, the null hypothesis H0 : ρ = 0 against
the alternative hypothesis H1 : ρ > 0 .
(b)
(i)
State the distribution of the test statistic (including any parameters).
(ii)
Find the p-value for the test.
(iii)
State the conclusion, in the context of the question, with the word “correlation” in
[6]
Richard decides to take the exams himself. He scored 11 on Exam 1 but his result on
Exam 2 was lost.
(c)
Using a suitable regression line, find an estimate for his score on Exam 2, giving your
[3]
Caroline believes that the population mean mark on Exam 2 is 6 marks higher than the
population mean mark on Exam 1. Using the original data from the 10 students, it is decided
to test, at the 5% level, this hypothesis against the alternative hypothesis that the mean of
the differences, d = exam 2 mark - exam 1 mark, is less than 6 marks.
(d)
(i)
State the distribution of your test statistic (including any parameters).
(ii)
Find the p-value.
(iii)
State the conclusion, justifying the answer.
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2.
[Maximum mark: 17]
John rings a church bell 120 times. The time interval, Ti , between two successive rings is a
random variable with mean of 2 seconds and variance of
1
seconds2.
9
Each time interval, Ti , is independent of the other time intervals. Let X =
time between the first ring and the last ring.
(a)
119
∑T
i =1
i
be the total
Find
(i)
E (X) ;
(ii)
Var (X) .
[3]
(b)
Explain why a normal distribution can be used to give an approximate model for X .
[2]
(c)
Use this model to find the values of A and B such that P(A < X < B) = 0.9 , where A
and B are symmetrical about the mean of X .
[7]
The church vicar subsequently becomes suspicious that John has stopped coming to ring the
bell and that he is letting his friend Ray do it. When Ray rings the bell the time interval, Ti ,
has a mean of 2 seconds and variance of
1
seconds2.
25
The church vicar makes the following hypotheses:
H0: Ray is ringing the bell;
H1: John is ringing the bell.
He records four values of X . He decides on the following decision rule:
If 236 ≤ X ≤ 240 for all four values of X he accepts H0 , otherwise he accepts H1 .
(d)
Calculate the probability that he makes a Type II error.
[5]
Turn over
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3.
[Maximum mark: 15]
Alun answers mathematics questions and checks his answer after doing each one.
The probability that he answers any question correctly is always
6
, independently of all
7
other questions. He will stop for coffee immediately following a second incorrect answer.
Let X be the number of questions Alun answers before he stops for coffee.
(a)
(i)
State the distribution of X , including its parameters.
(ii)
Calculate E(X) .
(iii)
Calculate P(X = 5) .
[6]
Nic answers mathematics questions and checks his answer after doing each one.
The probability that he answers any question correctly is initially
6
. After his first incorrect
7
answer, Nic loses confidence in his own ability and from this point onwards, the probability
that he answers any question correctly is now only
4
.
7
Both before and after his first incorrect answer, the result of each question is independent of
the result of any other question. Nic will also stop for coffee immediately following a second
incorrect answer. Let Y be the number of questions Nic answers before he stops for coffee.
(b)
(i)
(ii)
4.
Calculate E(Y) .
Calculate P(Y = 5) .
[9]
[Maximum mark: 11]
Two independent discrete random variables X and Y have probability generating
functions G(t) and H(t) respectively. Let Z = X + Y have probability generating
function J(t) .
(a)
Write down an expression for J(t) in terms of G(t) and H(t) .
(b)
By differentiating J(t) , prove that
(i)
E(Z ) = E(X ) + E(Y ) ;
(ii)
Var(Z ) = Var(X ) + Var(Y ) .
[1]
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